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Japanese Government Establishes New Committee Promoting Drug And Medical Device Development

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

The Japanese government announced July 12 plans to establish a new health research promotion committee to promote new drug and medical device development, effective July 18. Chaired by the Minister of Science and Technology, the five member committee consists of the Minister of Culture and Education, the Minster of Health, Labor and Welfare, the Minister of Economy and Industry, and a member of the Council for Science and Technology Policy. The committee is in charge of coordinating budget funding for clinical research among the three ministries, introducing a filing system for publicly funded clinical studies and creating a database using data collected from the various ministries. (Click here for more - Japanese language



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